Writing

I am currently writing in the fields of Comparative Literature and American Studies, specifically the representation of the American West in different kinds of literature and comics. Prior to 2015 I worked primarily in Latin American literature. My current projects are about the globalization of American Westerns, comics, and U.S. fiction about the American West. Here you can find a list of some of my publications. If I can assist you with getting copies of my short form (articles) scholarship please let me know by emailing me at conway (at) uta (dot) edu

BOOKS

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Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music (University of New Mexico Press in December of 2019).

Fronteras Newsletter  interview  about Heroes of the Borderlands

Six-Gun Justice Podcast Interviews about Heroes of the Borderlands! Click here.

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The Comic Book Western: New Perspectives on a Global Genre, edited by Christopher Conway and Antoinette Sol (University of Nebraska Press, 2022).

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The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, edited by Christopher Conway, Marek Paryz, and David Río. [Coming Soon]

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015)

The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010). Edited by Christopher Conway, with translations by Gustavo Pellón

Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (Oxford University Press, 2003). Edited by Christopher Conway, translated by Helen Lane.

The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (University Press of Florida, 2004)

Bakhtin and the Nation (Bucknell University Press, 2000), Edited by San Diego Bakhtin Circle (Donald Wesling, Rhett Gambol, Laura Ruberto, Susan Kalter, Barry Brown, Christopher Conway).

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES

[Book Chapter] “Cómo leer un wéstern popular:  Fitz Roy el pequeño cow-boy y el cuaderno de aventuras español de la Edad de Plata (1898-1936).” La expansión y revisión de un mito: el Oeste norteamericano en la literatura española, edited by David Rio, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, Forthcoming.

[Journal Article]“The American West and the Redemption of Huckleberry Finn in Phong Nguyen’s The Adventures of Joe Harper and Robert Coover’s Huck Out West.” Forthcoming from Mark Twain Annual.

[Book Chapter] “Magical Realism, Postcolonialism, and the Western in Téa Obreht’s Inland” in The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, edited by Christopher Conway, Marek Paryz, and David Río. [Coming Soon]

[Book Chapter] “The Mexican Chili Western and Crisis Masculinity” in The Lost Cinema of Mexico, edited by Brian Price and Olivia Cosentino (University Press of Florida, 2022).

[Journal Article] “White Subjectivity and Black Nationalism in José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo’s Alack Sinner Comic “Vietblues” (1975).” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, vol. 39, 2021, p. 151-163. Project MUSE muse.jhu.edu/article/793648.

[Book Chapter] Once Upon a Time on the Border: Immigration and Comic Book Westerns in Mexico.”  Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis. Ed. Nhora Lucía Serrano, London: Routledge, 2021.

[Journal Article] “Captives on the Frontier: Perla Suez and the Cultural Geneaologies of the Argentinian Western.” Western American Literature, Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2019.

[Book Chapter] “Cómics y globalización en el mundo hispánico: una reflexión metodológica.” Dimensiones del latinoamericanismo, edited by Mabel Moraña. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018.

[Book Chapter] “The Mexican Charro: A Critical Introduction.” Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations. Ed. Stuart Day. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017.

[Book Chapter] “Sister at War: Mexican Women’s Poetry and the U.S. Mexican War.” Mexico in Verse: A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power. Eds. Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2015. 33-54.

[Journal Article]Gender Iconoclasm and Aesthetics in Esteban Echeverría’s La cautiva and the Captivity Paintings of Juan Manuel Blanes.” Decimonónica 12.1 (2015). 116-133.

[Book Chapter] “Birds of a Feather: Pollos and the Nineteenth-Century Prehistory of Mexican Homosexuality.” Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Eds. William Acree and Juan Carlos González Espitia. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.  202-226.

[Journal Article] Gender, Empire and Revolution in ‘La Victoria de Junín’.” Hispanic Review 69:3 (2001): 299-317.

[Journal Article] Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir’s Countersong to Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 15.4 (1998): 161-171.

SELECTED SHORT FORM

[Magazine Column] “Westerns Around the World: The Enduring Power of an American Myth” (UT Arlington Magazine, 2021)

[Book Review] Ride the Frontier: Exploring the Myth of the American West on Screen by Flavia Brizio-Skov. Italica (Vol. 98, Issue 2) , Summer 2021, pp. 459-460.

[Book Review] “The Historical and Cultural Politics of the American Western: A Review Essay.” New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. 96, No. 3, Summer 2021, pp 367-370.

[Book Review] Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West by Michelle Delaney, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. AC Review of Books, Vol. 1, No. 2. Entire issue PDF.

[Newsletter Article] Bullets, Action, Death! Marketing The Magnificent Seven (1960) in Mexico (Fronteras: The Online Newsletter for the Center of Greater Southwestern Studies at UT Arlington, Spring 2020)